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TV newscasts offer some relief after earthquake

By Tom Comi Follow @ChannelGuide East Coast people are as accustomed to earthquakes as Kim Kardashian is to modesty, so the rest of the country is going to have to cut us a little slack if you think we overreacted a tad yesterday. The ground hasn’t shaken this much in the nation’s capital since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tried to run the Marine Corps Marathon a few years ago. Yesterday seemed like any typical Tuesday afternoon as I was working from my home office in Northern Virginia. That was until 1:51pm ET when I literally felt the earth shake […]

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When does a niche network give up its niche?

It’s hard to overestimate the influence that niche networks have had on us in recent decades. Thinking back to when cable TV was in its infancy and the concept was still pretty new, one might recall thinking, “How could you fill x number of hours of programming a day with _________?” (Remember — not all networks were 24 hours a day back then. That’s right, kids — television used to sign off at night!) But somewhere out there, someone had the idea to take a boatload of existing programming content, run it on the air and see what sort of […]

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The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases

In December, we told you about TV Land’s five-night countdown The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases. Well, now that we’ve seen the results, we thought we’d share them with you: #100 — “Nip it!” (Barney Fife, “The Andy Griffith Show”) #99 — “Yeah, that’s the ticket” (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, “Saturday Night Live”) #98 — “I’m Larry, this is my brother Darryl …” (Larry, “Newhart”) #97 — “God’ll get you for that” (Maude, “Maude”) #96 — “I love it when a plan comes together” (Hannibal, “The A-Team”) #95 — “This is the city …” (Sgt. Joe Friday, […]

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Your TV Compatibility Guide

It’s not your fault. Sometimes you and the characters on your favorite show just … grow apart. Maybe you didn’t have as much in common with Bree or Edie as you thought you did. Or you’re finding yourself increasingly attracted to Dexter Morgan. Whatever the situation, the good news is that there are plenty of fish in the TV sea — you just need to find the one that’s right for you. And that’s where our TV compatibility guide comes in: We’ve screened hundreds of potentials and have classified them by personality to help you find that perfect somebody who […]